Welcome to Nightingale Class, our Reception class. Miss Hughes is your Class Teacher. Mrs Parsons, Miss Brookes are your teaching assistants. Mrs Tweed has the class on Tuesday afternoons for Forest School. Miss Douglas works in Reception on Friday afternoons. Mrs Satchell is the Early Years Foundation Stage Lead.
On Fridays, the children will take part in PE lessons on the playground. This may take the form of dance, games or gymnastics. Children need to come to school on a Friday in their PE kit. If your child has pierced ears then please make sure that earrings are removed on PE days. It really is important to name all items of your child’s PE kit, including pumps.
Reading at home:
Your child will bring home a reading book that is appropriate to their level of development. Initially, children may bring home a reading book that does not contain words. These books are essential for helping children to develop their story telling skills and understand how a story is structured. Children will then bring home books to consolidate the skills being taught in phonics sessions. Please read at home with your child as often as possible, it really helps them to develop their skills and confidence in reading. Please sign your child’s reading diary 3 to 5 times per week.
Forest School sessions (Tuesdays):
Every Tuesday, the children will go outside to take part in outdoor learning. Please ensure that your child has a pair of wellies in school which are named. Children will need to come to school in outdoor appropriate clothes on Tuesdays, which they will then go home in at the end of the day. It is important that all of the items are named.
Our school day.
9.00am-9.15am - Registration/reading time
9.15am - 9.40am – Phonics
9.40-10.00am- Individual readers/Continuous Provision
10.00am-10.15am - English/Maths focus
10.15am-10.30am – Snacktime
10.30 – 11.30 - Maths/English tasks
11.30am-12pm- Lunch play time
12.00pm-12.15pm - Lunch time
12.15pm -12.30pm Register/reading time
12.30pm-1.00pm Whole class learning (Creative or Understanding the World )
1.30 – 2.15 Free Flow (Guided Activities)
2.15pm-2.30pm - Story time
2.30-2.40pm- Gather belongings for home time
2.45pm - Home time
Our theme this half term is Night and Day. We will be looking at stories such as 'Owl Babies' and 'Can't you sleep little Bear'. We will also be looking at celebrations such as Bonfire Night, Remembrance Day and Christmas. We will be learning the Nativity story and different kinds of celebrations as part of our RE lessons. We will be looking at the differences between day and night, and also looking nocturnal animals.
This half term, our theme will be 'Me and My World'. In English, we will be reading the stories 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt' and 'The Everywhere Bear' and doing lots of learning around these books. We will learn phase 2 in Phonics. In maths, we will be focusing on counting, ordering and writing numbers to 10. In Understanding the World, we will be looking at the Human Life Cycle, and seeing how much we have changed from when we were a baby. We will be doing lots of work on school rules, routines and settling in to our new environment.
www.OxfordOwl.co.uk - Reading books
www.PhonicsPlay.co.uk - Phonics games
www.TopMarks.co.uk - Number recognition and counting games